0202 - Marine Air/Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Intelligence Officer Capt - LtCol
The 0202 MAGTF Intelligence Officer is a critical primary staff officer in any operational command and a senior officer in Intelligence Battalions. Officers promote into this MOS from 0203 Ground Intelligence Officers, 0204 Counterintelligence/Human Source Intelligence (CI/HumInt) Officers, 0206 Signals Intelligence/Ground Electronic Warfare Officers, or 0207 Air Intelligence Officers.
To become an 0202, Marine Officers must have a current single scope background investigation/T5 investigation and an adjudicated application for a sensitive compartmented information (SCI) Security Clearance prior to attending MAGTF Intelligence Officer Course (MIOC), Marine Corps Intelligence Schools, Marine Corps Detachment Dam Neck, Virginia. Intelligence MOS Marines are required to have a Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) test score on file in their official military personnel file (OMPF). Intelligence MOS Marines that score above 100 on the DLAB may be designated to attend formal language training. There is no minimum DLAB score required. Intelligence officers will be administered the DLAB before being assigned the 0202 primary MOS.
Intelligence Officers function as advisors to commanders and staffs on all intelligence functions and operations. They are subject-matter experts on all intelligence disciplines and their application across the spectrum of military operations. They formulate plans, policies, and procedures pertaining to intelligence operations at all levels of the Operating Forces, Supporting Establishment and Joint Commands. MAGTF Intelligence Officers can also fill billets as Battalion Commanders and Company Commanders in Intelligence Battalions, Radio Battalions, and Reconnaissance Battalions and in different capacities within the Marine Corps Special Operations Command. As commanders or officers in charge (OIC), they are responsible for the discipline, welfare, and effective employment of their unit's Marines. To fulfill these responsibilities, they collect, analyze, and evaluate information; estimate the operational situation; and formulate, coordinate, execute approved intelligence actions, operations, and activities. Additionally, they are responsible for their unit's communications capabilities, logistics, and maintenance.
There are roughly 600 MAGTF Intelligence Officers on active duty with nearly half in the rank of major.